If you wanted to make an old-fashioned new fashioned, you could use a syringe to inject the cocktail into a hollow egg of ice, which you would then shatter before quaffing. Seriously? Yes, quite. In the Rocks is just one of the 25 or so inventive cocktails ($12–$20) coming our way when The Aviary, the high-concept lounge from chef Craig Schoettler and the Alinea crew, opens April 1st next door to Next. You can order beer and wine, but we don’t recommend it. 955 W. Fulton Market; nextrestaurant.com.
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Photograph: Anna Knott